Dimensional Rules Configuration


This article will show you how to use Dimensional Rules to assign boxes to products.


  1. In ShipperHQ, Create a dimensional rule group from the dimensional rule tab by clicking “Add New”
  2. Give this Rule a Name. We will use “Journal Boxes” for this example.
  3. For the sake of this tutorial we will leave the method of shipping field set to “Pack according to box rules”
  4. Scroll to Possible Shipping Boxes area of the page and click the Possible boxes dropdown area. Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 11.51.46 AM

From here you have two options:

-Create boxes from this area to be assigned to the rule

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-Use boxes you have already defined in the Box definitions area of ShipperHQ. (Note: they must not be “Assigned to all products if you want to select them on your dimensional rule)

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After possible boxes have been selected, just save the rule to apply changes.

Optional – Default Rule for all Products

If you want to have a rule that applies if no other rules are assigned then you can set this checkbox.

Optional – Set Dimensions

If all of the products this rule will apply to share the same dimensions, you can set them in the rule itself rather than having to keep re-entering them on your eCommerce platform. You’ll find this option under “Item Dimensions”. If you leave this section blank, ShipperHQ will use the dimensions you set on the product on your eCommerce platform.

Final Step (For Big Commerce)

Last thing you need to do in your eCommerce platform is assign this Dimensional Rule Group name to your product. Remember we used “Journal Boxes” for our example.

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Save this change here and now this product will use only those boxes specified in the dimensional rule.

Also, check out our Box Definitions article for information about setting up boxes.